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What can you do if your home contractor was paid but did not finish the job?

On Behalf of | Jun 15, 2022 | Construction Law |

Remodeling your home can be exciting. However, that excitement may sour if a contractor does not finish the job.

While it can be discouraging to have a contractor disappear on you after you have paid them, that does not mean that you are stuck. There are options that you can explore to address the situation.

Try to contact your contractor

If a contractor has fallen out of contact with you and has not completed a job that you paid them to do, it may feel like the end of the road. That said, it can be a good idea to try contacting them through a couple of different avenues to address the situation. If you truly cannot get ahold of them, then it may be time to start exploring other ways to take action.

Explore your options

If a contractor will not speak to you and has only partially done their work, then you might need to take the next step. If they have not responded to your attempts to address issues, then they have likely breached a contract, and you are within your rights to seek compensation to resolve the issue. In some cases, a contractor may simply take longer to respond or finish a job than initially stipulated because of unforeseen events, like inclement working conditions or a lack of proper parts or materials. However, that is different than them disappearing and not doing work altogether.

Making alterations to your home can be exciting, but it can become stressful if a contractor does not hold up their end of the deal. By taking time to figure out what your options are you can resolve the issue in a way that works for you.